A Midlands girl, Rachel went to the local comprehensive school and is a working Mum with four grown up children and two rescue dogs, Phoebe & Herbie. She has spent most of her life in the Solihull and Birmingham area. As promised at the General Election in 2017, Rachel, her family, Phoebe & Herbie the dogs have moved to the constituency.
Rachel has a background in business, after she married her husband David, they set up a Birmingham based publishing company, specialising in IT and software content. Over the years she faced the challenges and setbacks that many small business owners experience, but the business eventually flourished and now employs people from all over the Midlands area including from Redditch, as well as having an international presence.